Kaos Collective

Selection of works, collaborations and academic research of Andrea Buttarini. Italy, Libya, Spain and Canada.

Key Words
Complexity Science, Biomimicry, Interactive Experiences, Computational Design, Digital Fabrication, Parametric Design, Form-Finding, Generative Design, Sustainability, Playful, Beauty, Simplicity, Design is One.





Palazzo Ducale di Urbino

Urbino 2015, Palazzo Ducale – National Gallery of Marche
1:100 Scale model of Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Italy
Size: 160x90x50 cm
Client: Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici delle Marche, Italy
Design Team: Andrea and Gastone Buttarini, Fermignano (PU)
RUP: Arch. Rosella Bellesi
Artistic Collaboration: Graziella Barozzi, Barbara Buttarini, Fermignano (PU)
Metal stand: Officina Metalmeccanica Sgaggi Gianfranco, Fermignano (PU)
Photography: Davide De Luca – De Luca & De Luca Fotografi, Fermignano (PU)


The scale reproduction of Palazzo Ducale di Urbino was funded in 2015 with the support of MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) after winning the second prize in a national online contest. The scale model is part of the physical and sensory accessibility project “Culture Without Barriers 2014” designed for blind people. This scale model combines handmade and digital techniques with more than a thousand work hours. The Ducal Palace is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Italy, and it has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche